Los Angeles Times: January 19, 1998

To her staple of love-and-loss songwriting, Iris DeMent has added deeper musings on politics and social hypocrisy. She plays Tuesday in San Juan Capistrano By John Roos, Special to the Times Los Angeles Times Monday January 19, 1998 Orange County Edition Calendar, Page 2 Singer-songwriter Iris DeMent understands the value of good old-fashioned storytelling. With her stirring, slice-of-life tales, she has gained the admiration of peers including Nanci Griffith, David Byrne, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Natalie Merchant and Michael Stipe,…

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